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Mixed precipitation headed for Centre County

Snow blows across Burnell Road in Patton Township on Monday, March 2, 2015.
Snow blows across Burnell Road in Patton Township on Monday, March 2, 2015. CDT photo

Wet weather slated for Tuesday and Wednesday could leave Centre County damp and slippery.

A storm system moving from the west is bringing mixed precipitation to the area, National Weather Service meteorologist Elyse Hagner said.

What will start out as snow Tuesday morning will transition to a wintry mix of snow and sleet by late afternoon, she said. This could transition to rain late Tuesday into Wednesday morning as the temperature rises.

One to 2 inches of snow accumulation is expected for the State College area, she said, with a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation. Northern Centre County could see ice accumulation up to a quarter inch.

“The changeover period in the afternoon time could cause issues for the drive home,” she said, “depending when (the weather) turns over.”

In other weather-related news, a record was set as last month was the coldest February on record for State College, Hagnar said.

An overall temperature of 17.3 degrees trumped the previous record of 17.8 degrees set in 1979.

February was also the fourth coldest month on record for the area behind three different Januarys, she said.

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